Description of File or Item:

Interviews with Willard Estey
Dates of Creation
Dec. 1979, May 1983 - Dec. 1983
Physical Description
1 file of textual records (includes 7 audio cassettes (ca. 495 minutes))
Scope and Content

Files consist of oral history records documenting the life and career of Willard Z. Estey (1919-2002), a lawyer originally from Saskatchewan who, after moving to Ontario to practice law, was appointed to the Ontario Court of Appeal (1973), later becoming Chief Justice of Ontario (1976), and he was appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada in 1977 (until 1988). Interview topics include: genealogical history; the University of Saskatchewan; Harvard Law School; Select professors at Harvard; beginning his practice; legal aid; his appointment to the Supreme Court of Canada; select Supreme Court Justices; comparisons between different levels of the judiciary. Interview conducted by Jeremy Egner. File includes seven audio cassette recordings from a series of six interviews a transcript with index (261 p.).


Container B436510 houses tapes 1-6; container B436509 houses tape 7. See file C 81-5-0- 4 for other textual documentation pertaining to the life and career of W. Estey.

File/Item Ref. Code
C 81-1-0-9
File or Item Forms a Part of

This file or item forms a part of the following group of records:

C 81-1 Osgoode Society Oral History Programme - General Programme interview files

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File or Item Restriction
Location and Ordering Information
Textual records located in container B436473; sound recordings located in container B436510; B436509 Note this information for retrieval of this item.To help you find what you need, also note the File/Item Ref. Code and/or the Creator Ref. shown above.